Set 1: s1t01 - Big Railroad Blues s1t02 - Me And My Uncle s1t03 - Brown Eyed Women s1t04 - Beat It On Down The Line s1t05 - Sugaree// s1t06 - /Big River s1t07 - Here Comes Sunshine s1t08 - El Paso s1t09 - Loose Lucy s1t10 - Jack Straw s1t11 - Black Peter s1t01 - Playing In /The Band
Set 2: s2t01 - He's Gone > s2t02 - Truckin' > s2t03 - The Other One > s2t04 - Wharf Rat > s2t05 - Row Jimmy s2t06 - Let / Me Sing Your Blues Away s2t07 - Weather Report Suite > s2t08 - Let It Grow s2t09 - One More Saturday Night
September 21, 2019 Subject:
Steal your face..
On 7/13/89 they opened 2nd set at RFK with He's Gone.
Not sure that happened too many other times
For all the people who dump on DJG
wish they would note her contributions
on the mellower songs like this.
Really nice harmonies
Into a strong Truckin'
Too me I wanted them to really focus and not rush this tune
and that is exactly what we get here
Still some minor vocal flubs but no train wrecks.
The jam after the first section of lyrics
gives everybody a chance to extend out a little
might be a cut just before the Other One
as Phil bass line seems to come out of almost nowhere.
The order of the 2nd set is important because
they play THE OTHER ONE super early in this set.
Probably to make space for
the Wake of The Flood material with the horns
There is another cut about 5:00 minutes into TOO
Um Wharf Rat>Row Jimmy DOUBLE BALLAD!
I recall they played Row Jimmy with horns out West?
but not on this night in Philly.
Again Row Jimmy another song
where Donna shines brightly.
The Horns = very cool
unique and I think what Jerry was looking for
when he dabbled in the Midi effects in the later years.
LET ME SING- A true 70's tune
If it wasn't the GD, it could of gotten AM air play
Dig the line :
"Push in the button, let the top 10 play"
You really have to be at least in your 50's now
to get that reference.
Ouch cut in SING YOUR BLUES early
I notice that Donna & Jerry have to steady Keith
vocal levels are off on Keith but perfect for Garcia &DJG
First taste of the horns, reminds me of original Saturday Night live.
I have not mentioned it much but Keith from late 71 to mid 74
was a big part of the band being able to have such a full sound
especially on the up tempo without Mickey
WRS is for me Weir's finest hour.
(they only play LET IT GROW starting in 76.)
The horns don't get busy until the 'I AM' section
Horns give it an almost Mexicali flavor.
The jam that follows is the peak
of what we actually have from this show
Who knows how far they actually stretched out during PITB
or the Other ONE.
With this being the actual order of the 2nd set
including the climax jam of the night
They coda back into the WRS
On stage encore-Sat Night (The occasion on hand)
Left the stage encore- Casey Jones
who doesn't like Casey Jones with HORNS..
Without the cuts this would be up there for favorite 2nd sets
One of the better shows from the September 1973 tour. Too bad about the harsh cuts in Sugaree, Big River, and Playin, and others, but this is a great transfer—-thanks for the tube amp!
December 27, 2016 Subject:
I Was There
A fine show on a very chilly Friday night. Doug Sahm Band opened the show. Nice Here Comes Sunshine in the first set, that ended with a kickin' Playing In The Band.
The real fun starts in the second set. For around an hour they jam through He's Gone > Truckin' > The Other One > Wharf Rat > Row Jimmy. Whew! A LOT of this very intense rendition of The Other One is missing from the board tape, including some of the spaciest parts. Someone set off a string of firecrackers during He's Gone, just after the "steal your face" line.
A short break while mics were set up for Martin Fierro (sax) and Joe Ellis (trumpet). The horns sat in for the rest of the show, including the Casey Jones encore.
The sound in the arena (with its far-from-stellar acoustics) was amazing with the 1973 sound system, the precursor to the Wall Of Sound.
Well played overall and well worth a listen if you like 73.
PS: This is the actual running order of the sets. Other postings have Set 2 start with the horns.